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Fast Food Week: Industry News Roundup

Here we go… It’s been a busy week among Fast Food purveyors, many of whom are racing to unveil special summer treats! And there are a number of BBQ-oriented sandwiches coming as well. But the star of the  show just might be Hostess’s new Peanut Butter and Chocolate Twinkie…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Twinkies!

Hostess Foods has experimented with flavours before but, now, they’re going with one of the all-time iconic taste marriages Peanut Butter and Chocolate. A Chocolate Cake roll filled with Peanut Butter Cream… Available at the usual outlets across the land in singles and ten-pack boxes…

Roadkill legalized in Oregon…

Yes. The State of Oregon has passed a bill in its legislature to legalize the ‘harvesting’ and consumption of Roadkill. As astounding as that may sound, Oregon is not the first state to do so. Pennsylvania and Washing State are already on that bandwagon. The idea is not to encourage the eating of stuff with tie tracks on it or lesser species like rodents or raccoons. It’s an attempt to make good use of the hundreds of deer hit by vehicles on the States’ roads every year. A new meaning for the phrase ‘Fast Food’…

Arby’s brings back Brown Sugar Bacon

Arby’s introduced Brown Sugar Candied Bacon a while back, for a limited time, and blew the market away… It’s essentially regular thick-cut Bacon covered with Brown Sugar and grilled until crispy and sticky. Now, this delight is back in a collection of Triple Thick Brown Sugar Bacon Sandwiches: Triple Thick Brown Sugar Bacon Roast Beef, Triple Thick Brown Sugar Bacon Turkey, Triple Thick Brown Sugar Bacon BLT, Triple Thick Brown Sugar Bacon Club.

Summer Special: Starbucks Watermelon Tea

In Japan, they like things simple and elegant… And Starbucks has blessed that market with a new Watermelon-based Tea beverage for summer. New Shaken Watermelon and Passion Tea combines Watermelon Juice with Starbucks’ Teavana Passion Tea. The light, refresahing drink is a combo of Watermelon, Papaya, Mango, Lemongrass, and Hibiscus Flower flavors.It’s served with a slice of freeze-dried lime.

Summer Special: DQ Brownies and Blondies

Dairy Queen is celebrating summer with a pair of new Blizzard flavours: Brownie and Blondie. The Brownie version features pieces of Fudge Brownies, Choco Chunks, and Fudge. The Blondie Blizzard has Salted Caramel Blondie pieces, Choco Chunks, and Caramel. Decadent. And Chewy.

Summer Special: McD’s Blueberry Pies

McDonald’s is bringing out a special Blueberry Cream Pie in a few special markets this summer, It’s similar to their Strawberry Cream Pie and is yet another take on the familiar McD’s turnover-style dessert Pie which was made famous in Apple flavour…

And there you have it!

The best of the best of this past week’s Fast Food Universe announcements and débuts… Something there for everyone and dessert, to boot!

~ Maggie J.